Love is at the heart of many a great short story, and so should it be for your entry this month, in our ever-popular Love Story competition
Closing Date: 14/09/2011
First prize will be ¬£200 with the winning story being published in Writing Magazine and also on this website. There is a second prize of ¬£50 with this runner-up story being published here.
How to enter
Perhaps the most popular genre in short story writing is the love story, so this month we are pleased to announce our annual love story competition.
Who falls in love with who, how their relationship develops, and whether or not it ends happily are all questions for you to consider as you write your story. Your characters can be of any age, and they can meet wherever you choose; their future will be in your hands.
All we ask is that you tell their story in a word count of 1,500-1,700 words. We would of course love to see your story so be careful not to miss the closing date of 14 September.
Terms and Conditionsclose
Entry is open to any writer and entries must be the original and unpublished work of the entrant which is not currently submitted for publication nor for any other competition or award. There is no limit to number of entries. Entrants retain copyright in their manuscripts.
2. Entry Fees
Fee for each entry is ¬£4 BUT ONLY ¬£3 for subscribers to Writing Magazine.
Manuscripts can be uploaded in pdf, doc, docx and txt formats.
Short story manuscripts - please layout your entry in double spacing with a front page stating your name, address, phone number and email address. Please also state story title and word count.
Poetry manuscripts - please layout your poems in single spacing with double spacing between stanzas, on single pages of your file, with a front page giving your name, address, daytime telephone number and email address.
4. Competition Judging
Competition judges will be appointed by the competitions manager of Writing Magazine and their decision will be final, with no correspondence being entered into.
Winners will be notified within two months of closing date after which date unplaced entries may be submitted elsewhere. Winning entries may not be submitted elsewhere for twelve months after that date without permission of Writing Magazine who retain the right to publish winning entries in any form during those twelve months. https://www.writers-online.co.uk/https://www.writers-online.co.uk/Writi ... r/Love_Story_competition/
Click on the link above and go to the contest official site